, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive lineman from Placer (Auburn, Calif.)
, committed to USC yesterday, according to Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee
"I feel great about this," Vanderdoes told the Sac Bee
. "Great coaches, great people. Can't beat the academics, the football tradition, the weather. It's a life decision. It's not just a four-year decision. It's huge, crucial, and it's great. USC is setting me up for the rest of my career and life."
Vanderdoes then took to Twitter to confirm the news, tweeting, "Havnt felt this good in a while! Committed To The University Of Southern California earlier today! I hope people support me still #FightOn."
He chose the Trojans over Oregon and numerous offers from around the country.
The commitment capped a remarkable recruiting day for USC, which also landed two key offensive linemen
and now sits at 14 verbal commitments.
Vanderdoes enjoyed a fine junior season in which he recorded 59 tackles and eight sacks, helping lead Placer to a 9-3 record.
He solidified his status as an elite national recruit with an impressive performance at Nike's The Opening.
With Vanderdoes, USC adds another elite recruit from Northern California, an emerging recruiting hotbed. It already has commitments from De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
linebacker Michael Hutchings
and Lincoln (Stockton, Calif.)
running back Justin Davis